Meet Dr. Keith Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt is from a small town in northeast Ohio near Youngstown. He attended Miami University of Ohio and then went on to attend The Ohio State University College of Dentistry where he graduated in 1987. He moved to Baltimore to attend the University of Maryland Dental College where he completed a one year residency in General Dentistry. He then continued in this program as a full time clinical professor before joining his partner Dr. Paul Shires in 1989. Dr. Schmidt continued to instruct in this program on a part time basis until 2017. Because of his commitment to continuing education Dr. Schmidt is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization dedicated to continued learning, where he has earned there Fellowship award status.
One of Dr. Schmidt’s passion is using his skills and knowledge to give back to those who cannot afford or do not have access to quality dental care. He has taken mission trips to southern Russia and several to both northern and southern Thailand with the non-profit organization Smiles on Wings. Currently he works with the organization Medicine Arm In Arm, treating impoverished children in South Africa. On these trips he travels to remote locations in these countries and preforms dental services on these underserved populations. As an off shot of these trips in 2010 Dr. Schmidt began a “Free Dental Day” program in his office. Feeling there is a need for similar services closer to home, once a year Dr. Schmidt recruits several of his colleagues and staff members and friends and opens his office and treats up to 50 patients in a day who would otherwise not be able to afford dental care. He also gets help from his local Towsontowne Rotary club of which he has been a member since 2005.
When he is not doing dentistry Dr. Schmidt keeps himself busy playing golf, staying fit, working in his wood shop, and rooting on all things Ohio State. GO BUCKS!!
Dr. Schmidt resides in Harford County with his wife Debbie. He has two daughters Rachel and Kimberly. He has also been blessed with 2 grandchildren – Addison Harper, born in 2013, and Cory Benson, born in 2018. As seen in the picture, they bring him joy every single day.